The well-known ‘Google Boy,’ Kautilya Pandit, had an exclusive interview with Global Child Prodigy under Prodigy Talks. The renowned Entrepreneur, Educationalist, and Humanitarian, Mr. Kavin Kumar Kandasamy, hosted the talk. He is also the Managing Director of Mangalam Educational Institutions. Mr. Kavin’s institutions serve more than 7000 students every year.
Kautilya Pandit shares his success story in this candid chat with us. Tag along as he reveals his secrets to success.
Tell Us About Yourself And Your Family.
I am 12-years-old, and my full name is Kautilya Pandit. I am from Karnal in Haryana, India, where I have two sisters and older than me. One is Deeksha, studying in 9th grade and the other one is Mridul, studying in 11th grade.
“I am not pampered too much at my home. It’s just like a general kid because my sisters are also very good in every field. So, there is nothing like pampering at all.”
Why Do People Call You ‘Google Boy,’ And Do You Like It?
Indian media gave me the title of “Google Boy” when I was 5-years-old. This was because I was able to answer all the questions from various fields.
“It’s like a normal feeling now but of course, it feels good. I like more to be called by my pet name which is ‘Kauti‘, the short form of my name.”
There is Another Name People Have Given You. What is That?.
Yes, “Space Boy” is another name given to me because I am particularly good at astronomy. I have a perfect knowledge of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and I want to be an Astrophysicist. So, the name was given to me by the media only.
“Actually, people are not known by names, they are known by their efforts, deeds and indeeds.”
Who is the Person That Has Inspired You The Most?
My role model is the missile man, Mr. APJ. Abdul Kalam. He and his efforts towards everything influence me the most. Kalam sir is a perfect example of a good human being, a good teacher, a good learner, a good scientist, and many more. He taught a lot of things to the youth till his last breath.
“About 6 years ago, I got a great opportunity to have an interaction with Mr. APJ. Abdul Kalam Sir. he gave me a lot of advice as a teacher, as an aged person, as a scientist and in every way. He told me, “You have to be a continuous learner because it will help you a lot. Always be confident and courageous.” Other than that, he told me various facts and interesting things that made me more curious. It was a very great moment of my life.”
Did The Whole ‘Space’ Thing Come Out of Your Understanding of Astrophysics?
From the very beginning, I had a keen interest in Space. When I was too young, I watched some HD videos of Space, and I liked them a lot. I was fascinated by the beautiful pictures of Space, twinkling stars, galaxies, etc. When I was 7, I learned many things about Astronomy and Astrophysics and tried to understand every concept. It was my curiosity, so I went deep into the books and got a thorough Astronomy knowledge.
“Space is the most mysterious, beautiful, and most eternal thing. You can relate everything to the Space and It is the real truth. It’s one of the most undiscovered things and I want to carve out the most hidden parts of Space.”
Has Somebody Influenced You For All These Things?
It is an excellent effort of my family, but, first I showed my interest, and then they supported me. What was different with me is that I had a lot of curiosity that made me learn all these things. My family’s most remarkable thing is that they answered me with every type of question I asked. Some people think that kids can’t understand such things, but my parents never did that. Also, my school, G. D. Goenka School, supports me a lot in all the things.
“My grand-father, J. K. Sharma, helps me a lot in everything I want to do. He gives his views and advice to me. He is a great teacher of Maths and also brilliant in other subjects. Also, my father,and my uncle support me a lot. My father, Satish Sharma, is one of the most motivating people I have ever met.”
How Does Your Recognition Make You Feel?
My recognition and all the awards I have got are a source of motivation for me. Due to this only, I got the opportunity to meet Mr. APJ. Abdul Kalam, sir, and several more great personalities.
The Psychologists From Kurukshetra University Called You’ Genius Child’. What kind of Memory Test Did They Do on You?
The Psychology Department of Kurukshetra University took my IQ test. My IQ was 134, according to them, and 155 according to German parameters. So, they gave me the title of “Genius Child.” The experience was pretty good.
“There are a lot of extraordinary people in the world who need to be discovered and modified. And, motivation is the necessary thing for modification. So, everyone should keep themselves motivated and confident. People should not keep their talent inside them.”
How Was Your Experience With The Show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’?
At 5, I went to the popular show KBC as a guest but not as a contestant. It was a great pleasure to interact with Mr. Amitabh Bacchan, sir. My experience with KBC was amazing. I want to go again to the show as a participant as I am grown up now. It’s one of my big dreams to participate in KBC as a contestant.
Can You Explain What the “Dark Matter” is?
Yes, Dark Matter is a part of the universe. Only 4.9% of the universe is observable, 79% is dark energy, and 21% is Dark Matter. Dark Matter is found in intergalactic spaces and helps in holding the universe. It can only be detected with radio waves’ help and is one of the most undiscovered parts of the universe.
What Are Your Future Aspirations?
I want to be a part of ISRO because I want to do something for my nation. It is one of the platforms to do so. People are like magicians there as they do everything on significantly less budget. Scientists of ISRO are great, and I want to join them. ISRO is evolving, so India is developing.
“I have met Mr. Mylswamy Annadurai, who is also known as ‘Moon Man of India’. He was the project director of “Chandrayaan-1” and “Mangalyaan-1”. I saw the making of Pragyan Rover and it was an amazing feeling for me.“
Kautilya Pandit How Does It Feel To Be A Global Child Prodigy Awardee
It is a great honor for me to be the recipient of the Global Child Prodigy Award. I met Kailash Satyarthi Ji, Dr. Kiran Bedi Ji, and many more great personalities who taught us many things. Also, all 100 kids were outstanding in their fields. So, it was just an incredible experience.
A Message For All The Parents
“If you have a kid who is very curious, please answer all his/her questions. Don’t give out their curiosity but make their curiosity grow more. It would be really helpful for them to be successful in their life.
Thank You, Kautilya Pandit! It was amazing to talk to you. We hope that you will achieve great success in your life. GCP team wishes you All The Very Best for your future.
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